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World Book Day Visits 2018


I’m booking up fast but I still have some days available for school visits close to World Book Day on 2nd March 2018. I’m especially keen to hear from schools in Leeds/West Yorkshire.

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Out Now: Chloe’s Secret Fairy Godmother Club


Chloe and her friends have a new plan – they are going to be Fairy Godmothers, and they aren’t going to let any real life obstacles get in their way.  Fantasy and reality clash in this second book about Chloe, for readers

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Chloe’s Secret Princess Club


Meet Chloe – a super imaginative girl who, along with her two best friends, has made up her mind to be princess, and who is not going to let everyday life get in the way! The first in a new series of books

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Sam and the Griswalds – reissued


Sam and the Griswalds is available now with a lovely new cover and – for the first time – as an e-book.  Read about football-mad Sam, whose life is transformed when the crazy Griswald family move in next door. “Perfect for

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TV Interview – Made in Leeds


Kerry and Ben interviewed me for The Lowdown on Made In Leeds about how to spark children’s imaginations and the kinds of workshops I do in schools.  I even helped them do a little storytelling of their own – all

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The Complete Wild Thing Series


All three Wild Thing Title are now available, published by Scholastic. Read about little sister Wild Thing’s crazy ways, and her adventures with big sister Kate, as they go to school, get a dog and in their most recent escapade,

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Wild Thing Goes Camping – out now!


Wild Thing is a new series for 8+ about the naughtiest little sister ever! Kate has a sister so terrible, they call her Wild Thing. She’s a tree-swinging, worm-digging, mud-slinging menace. And now she’s off camping. Wild Thing is going into

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Fantastic Book Award

Fantastic Book Award

Wolfie has won a Fantastic Book Award, 2014! The Award is voted for by children from schools across Lancashire. I was delighted to get the chance to meet many of them when I went to the Award Celebration – many thanks

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Wild Thing (and Hound Dog) Launched at Edinburgh


  Wild Thing Gets A Dog went public at the Edinburgh International Book Fair at it’s annual Schools Gala Day.  I was talking to a marquee full of school children and their teachers, all six hundred of them (that’s children,

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Video Interview


Here’s a little interview clip of Rocky the dog and me talking about Wild Thing.  We also tell you a bit more about  Wolfie, too.

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